The home secretary, Priti Patel, says her immigration proposals amount to “the biggest overhaul of the UK’s asylum system in decades”.
Here we take a look at the key measures being put out for consultation:
Asylum seekers deemed to have arrived in the UK illegally will no longer have the same entitlements as those arrive in the country via legal routes. Even if their claim is successful, they will be granted temporary refugee status and face the prospect of being indefinitely liable for removal.
The government wants to amend legislation to make it possible to move asylum seekers from the UK while their asylum claim or appeal is pending. This will keep the option open, if required in the future, to develop the capacity for offshore asylum processing.